Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre
Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT
Join the team from Stargazing Nights for an evening in Derwent Waterside Park to learn all about the Moon, and how to explore its surface from the comfort of Earth. You’ll also discover the best conditions, times of the month, and times of day to continue your explorations, as well as how to choose a telescope and/or a pair of binoculars.
You’ll also learn about the star constellations and other objects visible on the night of the event. If conditions are clear, we’ll head outside for a real-time tour of the Moon, using binoculars (we have enough for everyone) and telescopes. You’ll learn how to identify some of the Moon’s most interesting features, such as the main craters, ‘seas’ and mountain ranges.
If you have a smartphone with you, you’ll have the chance to take a photograph of the Moon through the telescope eyepiece (most phones are more than capable of this).
Please note that this event has already taken place on 08/11/2019
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 8th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.